Calverton: Kent special on black cats!

So, what do ya think? We haven’t had a tropical mess like this for a while. I had forgotten what 50 mph-plus winds felt like — awesome and quite scary at the same time. If that’s the last we see of this kind of stuff for a while, it will be quite all right with me. However, give me an old-fashioned blizzard anytime.

Kent Animal Shelter is having a Wines and Canines 5K run/walk at Martha Clara Vineyards on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. There is a minimum $25 donation per person and children under 12 are free. There will be wine tasting, food vendors and 200 acres of scenic vineyards. All this for our little friends at Kent Animal Shelter who need our help. If you are interested, call 727-5731 for more information and to register.

Don’t forget to go see John Neely’s photo exhibit on New Orleans at Palmer Vineyards on Sound Avenue. Do go … and enjoy!

Peconic Lake Estates Civic Organization recently held its “adopt a highway” road cleanup. Their cleanup areas are Forge Road, Forge Dam and South River Road. These areas are cleaned three times a year by PLECO — in May, August and September. They were able to get the areas sparkling clean in only 45 minutes, which tells us that keeping on top of it does make a difference. President Ernie Fugino thanks one and all for their efforts. It really is a beautiful community.

There’s an early deadline for the next issue of the News-Review. If you have any news for the Sept. 8 issue, please get this information to me by tonight, Thursday, Sept. 1, as I need to start working on it. Labor Day is here already!

I hope everyone was safe after the storm and hopefully your power is back on. I know a lot of you who lost it (the power that is). Unfortunately, our crops have some damage also. Not yet sure on how much but I will let you know.

Till next time, be safe and I will talk to you soon.